3 Classes (36 Units)

14.03 (12), 21W.032 (12), STS.076J (12)

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14.03 Microeconomic Theory and Public Policy

Class Info

Applies microeconomic theory to analysis of public policy. Builds from microeconomic model of consumer behavior; extends to operation of single and multiple markets and analysis of why markets sometimes fail. Empirical examples to evaluate theory, focusing on the casual effects of policy interventions on economic outcomes. Topics include minimum wages and employment, food stamps and consumer welfare, economics of risk and safety regulation, the value of education, and gains from international trade.

This class has 14.01 as a prerequisite.

14.03 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. Autor.

Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E52-164.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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21W.032 Science Writing and New Media: Introduction to Digital Media

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Focuses on digital media production and associated written and oral reports. Working individually and in small, collaborative teams, students create a variety of digital media projects throughout the term, culminating in a larger final project of their choosing. Assignments include audio and video essays, website design, games and interactive fiction, mobile technology, and readings. Students write bi-weekly short essays analyzing their digital projects, as well as a proposal, progress report and completion report for the final project. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.032 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by E. Barrett.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-HW.

You can find more information at the MIT + 21W.032 - Google Search site.

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STS.076J Technology and Policy of Weapons Systems

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Examines in detail the technology of nuclear weapons systems. Topics include nuclear weapons design, effects, targeting, and delivery; ballistic and air breathing missile propulsion and guidance; communications and early warning techniques and systems; and anti-missile, air, and submarine systems. Combines the discussion of technical materials with the national security policy issues raised by the capabilities of these technologies. Considers security issues from the distinct and often conflicting perspectives of technologists, military planners, and political leaders. Subject fulfills the undergraduate public policy requirement in the Political Science major and minor.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.076J will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. Postol.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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